Fáilte Ireland unveils new domestic marketing campaign and new COVID-19 Safety Charter to boost public confidence

Fáilte Ireland is revealing its new national domestic marketing campaign to the tourism and hospitality industry today. ‘Ireland, make a break for it’ will go live across media this weekend in what will be a major drive to encourage people to take domestic breaks this summer. The National Tourism Development Authority is also launching a […]

Enterprise Support Grant Available to Small Business Owners and Funding for School Meals Scheme to be Extended into Summer

Want to get Ireland back working again. In many cases, this means tackling the roadblocks and obstacles which stop an otherwise viable business from getting back up and running or simply giving them a helping hand. It is crucial that we approach this task in an innovative and flexible manner and this is what underpins […]

Enterprise Support Grant for non rate payers welcome- McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has welcomed the announcement of an Enterprise Support Grant which is to be made available to Small Business Owners and the Self Employed who do not pay commercial rates. Deputy McGrath who had repeatedly raised the lack of supports for businesses who are not liable for commercial rates but who have […]

ALONE release Health and Wellbeing plan to support older people amid the COVID-19 pandemic

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has released a Health and Wellbeing plan, addressing key issues which continue to affect the health and wellbeing of older people across the country as we move into the later stages of the COVID-19 Roadmap. The initiative came about as part of ALONE’s response to COVID-19; however it is also […]

Ireland jumps 6 places in EY Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index to 12 out of 40 countries

Climate change and environmental considerations drive higher investment in renewables US climbs to number 1 in the Index ranking while China slips to number 2 Renewable energy sector is expected to bounce back quickly from the impact of COVID-19 Renewables a “safer-haven” for long-term investment Ireland has moved up 6 places from 18th to 12th out of […]

Irish Travel Agents Association welcome State guarantee from Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) have responded positively to an announcement made today by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, stating that special Covid-19 Refund Credit Notes issued by Irish licensed Travel Agents and Tour Operators will be protected by a State guarantee. This guarantee will protect the cash value of a Refund Credit Note […]

Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat assists two people on a 21ft motor boat suffering engine failure in severe weather conditions.

At 5.02pm June 20, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI to go to the assistance of two people on a 21ft motor boat that had suffered engine failure near the Corakeens Islands. At 5.15pm the lifeboat launched with volunteer helm Owen Cavangh, volunteer crew Keith Brennan, Jimmy Gund Kjell and Joe O’Donoghue on board. […]

The Irish Wildlife Trust welcomes the Programme for Government as potentially transformative for the Irish landscape

The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) is welcoming the Programme for Government (PfG) presented by Fianna Fáil, the Green Party and Fine Gael as containing a number of elements which are potentially transformative in addressing the biodiversity emergency. In February of this year, in advance of the general election, the IWT wrote to all the political […]

Tipperary PPN launch their new website

Tipperary PPN are delighted to announce the launch of their new website www.ppntipperary.ie   The Tipperary PPN (Public Participation Network) is a collective of all the community, voluntary, social inclusion, and environmental groups in Tipperary. It was established in 2014, following the Local Government and reform act 2014. It has nearly 1000 members and a […]

ALONE responds positively to updated Programme for Government

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has responded to the updated Programme for Government document released earlier today. The organisation was pleased to see that the Programme for Government contained significantly more references to older people than previous documents, including policies on the right to home care, the commitment to Sláintecare and positive housing […]

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